Retaining The Passion: Supporting People With Autism and Learning Disabilities

In this very special episode, Clare and Craig catch up and talk to three incredible guests. Firstly, all the way from Australia, they interview the inspirational Paula McGowan, who shares the story and legacy of her son Oliver. Paula is a patient safety advocate and the driving force behind the Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training for NHS England Health and Social Care staff. 

Next, Craig chats with Clare’s fifteen-year-old son Ollie, who has a diagnosis of autism and sensory processing disorder. In their chat, Craig asks Ollie what it was like to be diagnosed and what his experience of the health care system has been. 

Lastly, Clare and Craig chat to register learning disability nurse Ben Taylor about his journey into nursing and the importance of learning disability nursing and patient advocacy.

We truly hope you enjoy this bumper episode as much as we did and ask you to join us in #OliversCampaign.

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Published by Retaining the Passion: Journeys Through Nursing

“Retaining the Passion”: a podcast by newly registered nurses, Clare Manley and Craig Davidson. They hope to shine a light on key issues affecting the nursing profession and wider society through speaking to various guests about their lived experiences.

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